OUR MISSION STATEMENT
FAITH IN GOD HOPE IN JESUS LOVE AND SERVICE TO ALL
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Please note that we get a lot of enquiries for baptisms and we are quite booked up. The next available dates for baptisms at 12.30pm are 6 and 20 January 2019. Please use the Baptism Enquiry form to enquire about other possible dates.
We have updated out data Privacy notice in line with the new General Data Protection regulations and a copy of this can be seen here
On Saturday the 8th of September the Church was open for most of the day as part of the heritage weekend when visitors came to explore our 178 year old building and saw among other things the historic RENN organ and the stained glass windows. We are also always open on our Fair Trade Saturdays (see below) when you can come and view this important part of our Stalybridge heritage. Guides were available for both adults and children and Fair Trade refreshments are served.
In 2016 we renovated the south side of our church, funded with the help of a grant from the 'Listed Places of Worship' fund, as can be seen on here.
Earlier this year we submitted plans to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for the renovation of the North side Parapet and gutters, etc., together with the replacement of all of our 178 year old roof, and also to update our upper lounge kitchen area and to replace/update the whole emergency lighting in all our building. We have now completed the development stage process and are now waiting for approval of the delivery stage grant and the faculty so we can start the project within the next month or so. The work will take up to 20 weeks to complete so hopefully the church will be ready for the Advent and Christmas celebrations.
St George's Church Stalybridge is a community of Anglican (Church of England) worshippers.
St George's Vicar is the Revd. Philip Brierley. Philip was an Ordained Local Minister and has been our Curate for many years. He was made Priest-in-Charge in 2013 and was licensed as Vicar on the 11th of September 2016.
We gather for worship on Sundays and Tuesdays during the week. This is usually for the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) that we believe is the central act of Christian worship.
We also meet in order to be of service to others. This takes different forms:
- activities that we run as a church,
- things which we do with other groups
- all that our congregation members do in their daily lives and occupations.
Our Weekly Services
(Any variations will be detailed on our weekly sheet)
8.30 a.m. Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sunday)
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion and Junior Church
(4th Sunday Worship for All)
6.00 p.m. Occasional Special Services as announced
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
Sunday & Tuesday Morning Readings
Daily Prayer for today
Night Prayer (Compline)
Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site,
© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004
To receive Communion at home when you are sick or housebound or to have the name of a departed friend or relation entered into the Book of Remembrance, please contact one of the Clergy or Wardens.
For Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please 'phone Philip (Vicar) on 0161 338 2368
We are a Fairtrade Parish and have promised to serve only Fairly Traded Tea and Coffee and to work for justice for the world's poor.
We will have a Fair Trade Stall at our Christmas Fair where Fair Trade Tea, Coffee and confectionary will be on sale
Our next Fair Trade event will be on Saturday the 20th of October. We will be open from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm with refreshments and Fair Trade drinks, and you can buy Fair Trade products from the stall.
Please come along and enjoy a pleasant chat and a look round our 174 year old Parish Church and view our memorial plaques and decorative windows. Our Church yard has over 500 headstones dating back to the 1840's and includes several war graves and the memorial to the first MP for Stalybridge.